HOW IT WORKS
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid that acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and is essential for brain metabolism and function. It affects the central nervous system by reducing the number of neurons firing in the brain, thus calming brain activity. This can benefit people with overstimulated nervous systems who find it difficult to relax or who have trouble focusing on one task. Other ingredients in GABA Plus add to its effectiveness in relaxing the nervous system.
WHY GABA PLUS?
First, GABA Plus features nutrients and botanicals specially chosen to support the brain and nervous system. And it’s got good karma. Our l-glutamine provider is a fellow pioneer: the world’s first manufacturer to use fermentation technology to produce amino acids. Their innovative, vegetarian-friendly process maximizes quality and purity, and uses only the most sustainable production methods. Second, our passionflower is hand-harvested by dedicated wild-crafters who only collect from plants that are at least two years old. This labor-intensive process promotes sustainability. Finally, our l-glutamine, passionflower and spirulina are all non-GMO and certified Kosher.
THE STORY BEHIND LICORICE ROOT
GABA was discovered by Eugene Roberts and Sam Frankel in 1950. They determined that GABA was produced in the brain and that it accumulates there. Their discovery was considered a huge milestone in determining how neurotransmitters regulate brain activity. In 1883, German chemists Ernst Schulze and his colleague E. Bosshard were able to isolate glutamine from the juice of sugar beets. Later Schulze was the first to isolate l-arginine. Passionflower was discovered by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. It was employed as both food and medicine by Native American tribes. Europeans who didn’t settle in the west took it back to their homelands. In the 16th century, Spanish invaders discovered that the Aztecs were collecting spirulina from the blue lagoons and drying it into “cakes.” In 1940, the Kanembu people of Northern Africa were seen harvesting spirulina on the shores
Take 1–2 capsules with a meal twice daily. NOTE: Consult your health care practitioner before using if you are pregnant, nursing or suffer from any medical condition, or are taking any prescription drug.
GABA, glutamine, passionflower aerial parts, taurine and spirulina.